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PowerTip: Open Temporary Copy of PowerShell Profile

Summary: Open a temporary copy of your Windows PowerShell profile.  How can I look at a temporary copy of my Windows PowerShell profile to ensure that I don’t            accidentally make any changes?  Copy your Windows PowerShell profile to a temporary file, and then open it in the     &...

Weekend Scripter: Back Up Your PowerShell Profile

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about automatically backing up your Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. My rule for making backups is that when the loss of the item would cause me grief, it is backed up. Otherwise, there is not too much need for a backup. This includes things that are not...

Weekend Scripter: Replace One PowerShell Function with Another

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about replacing one Windows PowerShell function with a different one. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the problems with writing Windows PowerShell code every day is that you eventually... No, it’s not what you think. I am often asked if I run out of ideas, and the ...

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